– is a CS graduate from University of Merced. After graduation, she was not prepared for the job interview process. She got frustrated with the process and instead took a tech support engineer role. She hoped that she would be able to parlay this into a developer role. After two years she realized she was not getting the opportunity to get a developer role.
Maribel started the process of completing freeCodeCamp’s curriculum to improve her chance to get a developer position. In addition, she started networking and attending meetups. She participated in hackathons where she realized that she did have the skills to be a developer. At this point, she overcame her imposter syndrome and convinced herself that she was ready to get a job. Her contribution to open source code was the tipping point that allowed her to get a developer job.
Mentioned in this episode
freeCodeCamp – teaches how to become a web developer in either a full-time or part-time program.
Ace the Coding Whiteboard Exercise – video series that helps you prepare for the coding whiteboard challenge.
Best Training Resources to Learn to Code – video sharing the best resources you can learn how to code.